Skip to main content

Reply to this post | See parent post | Go Back
View Post [edit]

Poster: staggerleib Date: Aug 10, 2010 4:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Touring With The Dead

I very rarely toured. Started seeing shows in 77, Auditorium Theatre, Chicago. Last show 94, Soldier Field, Chicago. Most shows I saw on one tour was probably 7. I saw a total of fewer than 40 shows all told in those 17 years. I did, however see the Jerry Garcia band, in various incarnations approximately 20 times, and Bobby's bands, again in various incarnations another maybe 10 during those years. I went as far afield as Colorado (Red Rocks).

For me, there were maybe at the most 2 shows in which I didn't make it inside to see the concert. In fact, the music was so much the reason, though I did love the lot as well, that I also went for the warm up bands. I could never understand why not see a band when having paid for them. My lord. Traffic played for an audience of maybe 2000 people, on a day when maybe 65,000 people were there to see the Dead. This was Traffic! There's no logic behind that.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: Hal R Date: Aug 10, 2010 7:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Touring With The Dead

no logic at all, but I don't think people were thinking logically